Anxiety Support Group

HeyPeers Certified Meeting
Hosted By
Timothy L.
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024 | 05:00pm - 06:30pm EST
6 seats remaining
About this meeting
Our anxiety support groups are for individuals with anxiety, panic, or phobias of all kinds. You will learn about anxiety and discover self-management tools to master the challenges that it presents. You will also have the opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings with others who have similar experiences and grow through mutual support. These meetings are confidential and anonymous and led by Certified Peer Specialists.

About the host
I am an immigrant to the United States. I have worked as a fire fighter/first responder, and a US ARMY Infantryman, until a severe injury from a roadside bomb blast in Iraq. I've struggled with intravenous opiate addiction that led to lengthy jail sentence and I have attempted suicide several times. Once I decided to try and get well, I utilized the GI Bill to earn a Bachelors degree in Psychology emphasizing in substance abuse counseling, then became a certified peer specialist. I have worked for veteran non-profits, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, SMART recovery facilitation and several other wellness centers providing support to those who have struggled with similar afflictions. I've been doing peer support of some kind for 5 years and I know how much it helped me. I know what it is like to wake up every day feeling nothing but hopelessness and despair. Today I live in line with my values, and I am proud of the person I have become. It is an honor and a pleasure to support those who currently do not have hope in their lives.
Motivation for help
I believe my life was saved by a peer that worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs and since that time I have wanted to be that person for someone else. I believe that sharing similar life experiences helps relate individuals on a level that cannot be achieved in a clinical setting. Working in recovery and helping others gives me sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. Being a peer keeps me living a life of wellness.
Recent reviews
charismatic and compassionate
Feb 20, 2024
Tim is excellent. I just did survey and said that he is authentic and not bound to script ------ what I meant was that he isn't just reading the script rote, like someone clearly reading just reading from their notes. He does indeed give all the information. He has a genuine gift for communicating with the group.
Feb 14, 2024
Tim is so great! He is great group leader -- authentic, not bound to script so adds life to it all -- while also providing all the information. He is a gem.
Feb 14, 2024
Only first meeting and I enjoyed the meeting. Will come back and recommend others.
Feb 13, 2024
I am glad the group leader had a relatable experience for another member. Tim brought up a good point that we are on a more level playing filed in group therapy like this. Never thought about that before.
Feb 06, 2024
Tim is the best. He always brings positivity and love to every group he facilitates. Thank you Tim for all you and the co-facilitators do!
Jan 31, 2024
I was in Claudia's breakout room and she was a great facilitator! She left plenty of space for people to share but also shared her own insights when appropriate. I hope I get to be in a group with her again soon!
Jan 31, 2024
Jan 31, 2024
Madonna is so sweet. And again, I hope to have her in future meetings. 😊
Jan 31, 2024
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